tkbslc

Lives in United States Salt Lake City, UT, United States
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On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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NoMirror99: Dear Apple, you've made a serious error. Release a standard iP7 with dual lenses immediately. I will not carry around a phudding phablet.
Please vote below.

The market disagrees with you. Bigger is better. Nearly Everyone that says 5.5" phones are too big changes their opinion withing a few weeks and could never go back.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 14:43 UTC
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magneto shot: come on guys. How much would u pay for a naturally occurring 8 color rainbow?
Apple just gave us this capability and rallies everyone to create and display wider gamut of colors. This alone is worth the asking price!

Does it come with LSD? Have you taken it before making this comment?

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 14:42 UTC
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JakeB: And one more thing...

It's SAFE to bring on an airplane without blowing up!

The Note 7 was safe too, before it shipped.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 14:41 UTC
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flip 21: Does these 2 lenses, that creat DOF, be used for vidoe as well? Or only for stills?

PS: Why does camcorders, with smaller sensors, don't come with 2 lenses to create shallow depth of field? Thanks

It requires fairly sophisticated processing for it to look right. Not sure it could be done in realtime at 8MP for 4k.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 14:41 UTC
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Frank_BR: Apple calls the 56mm lens in the iPhone 7 as a tele-lens. On the other hand, Zeiss calls its Otus 55mm as the "the best standard lens in the world". Is Otus 55mm a tele or a standard lens? I'm so confused...

Is 56mm not more telephoto than 28mm?

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 14:40 UTC
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ottonis: This might be the first really useful and meaningful innovation in cameraphone technology since Nokia N8 / 808 PureView .
Although several attempts have been made to make use of a dual camera Setup, none of them (HTC, Huawei, LG) was really convincing or sophisticated enough in order to provide a true advantage over traditional mono-camera setups.
For example: Huawei truly failed to reap the benefits (such as improved SNR, lesser noise etc) from combining Information from two sensors. HTC's implementation of computational bokeh from their own take on the dual camera setup was just underwhelming, and, dear folks at LG, who in their right mind is going to make use of an UWA lens that was added to a WA lens?
Now, let's get some popcorn and see how Apple's implementation of WA + short tele is going to work. Maybe it's gonna be the first sophisticated attempt in making use of an additional sensor/lens. I hope so!

You are asking "who is going to make use of an UWA" on a photo enthusiast site?

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 14:38 UTC
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Aroart: Nice to see Apple is trying hard to up the photo tech.. I won't really be impressed until they at least put in a 1 inch sensor... One thing is for sure bokah won't be as coveted.. I really think Apple should make a dedicated Mirrorless camera they are smart enough to cary DJI Phantoms in there store...

Panasonic already did a phone with a 1" sensor. Nobody bought it.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 07:24 UTC
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noflashplease: It turns out that we're already past the peak of iPhone sales. Apparently, that peak was reached sometime in late 2015, so now the iPhone is going the way of the iPod and iPad...selling in ever diminishing quantities. The great irony is that Mac sales look more stable than any other Apple business line.

Smartphones are like PCs now. Everyone has a decent one already, so the incentive to upgrade is pretty low. Apple really only got the last round of upgraders by finally offering big screens.

Companies always pretend to their shareholders like growth is infinite, but obviously all products eventually reach saturation.

Still, slightly down from a gazillion dollars, with half a percent taxes paid in Ireland, is still better than any other company is doing.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 07:20 UTC
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EssexAsh: saw an excellent quote,

"The beauty of the headphone cable is just like the beauty of a tampon string: it is there to help you keep track of a very important item, and help you fish it out of whatever nook and cranny it might have fallen into. Apple's apparent blindness to this blindingly obvious problem is perplexing."

I'm pretty sure that those only go in one specific nook and cranny, so I'm not sure the analogy works.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 07:14 UTC
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rsjoberg: I would rather have my Lumix LX7 with EVF than the latest iPhone.

I like Tacos.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 07:11 UTC
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dwl017: Sorry but I still don't see anything worth getting excited over, With mirrorless cams affordable as they are or even a high-end point and shoot I just don't get all the excitement. Have we become that soft and lazy as a society that we are not able to carry a pocket camera like a Sony RX 100?

I have a similar ELPH, and no it doesn't do better than good smartphones. That's why I stopped carrying it unless I know I'll need zoom.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 03:43 UTC
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BeaverTerror: $769 for a phone? Thank but I'll spend a month on the beach in Cuba instead.

Do both.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 03:33 UTC
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tkbslc: Even on my $399 OnePlus, the reviewers gave it a hard time for only having a 1080p screen on a 5.5". And here Apple is going loud and proud with it on their $800+ model. And essentially 720p on the regular 7?

Excited to see the dual lens setup in action, though. I'd really enjoy a 56mm FL for portraits.

I have no problems with 1080p. It's just that at least when Samsung and others try to charge $800 for a phone, they make sure all the specs are class leading.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 23:05 UTC
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Wild Light: The Bokeh mode is absolutely horrendous. It's so fake looking, the worst kind.

It's not quite the same. When you have two lenses, you can defocus one and merge the shots. So the blur is real. The success of the shot hinges on whether the software does a good job detecting and processing the edges of subject and the transitions. So far, that seems to be very situations dependent.

When the conditions are right, it can look very good. Here's a sample from the P9, which also has two cameras: https://phototrend.fr/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Huawei-P9-Florian-Weiler2-940x627.jpeg

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 23:04 UTC
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dwl017: Sorry but I still don't see anything worth getting excited over, With mirrorless cams affordable as they are or even a high-end point and shoot I just don't get all the excitement. Have we become that soft and lazy as a society that we are not able to carry a pocket camera like a Sony RX 100?

I hate that line of thinking. Are we soft and lazy because we don't like to go outside to poop? Why should I carry a device that I don't have to? I don't carry around a day planner anymore, either, because my phone does a great job at that, too.

Save the dedicated cameras for dedicated photo outings and enjoy the camera phone for it's perfect ability to be the camera that's always there.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 22:59 UTC
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The Silver Nemesis: Awesome communication device and crap photography device. All in one.

It is especially crappy for crap photographers

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 22:50 UTC
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livelong: So, Apple just released a entry-level DSLR killer.

Because they use Rebels and kit lenses at the Olympics now. So of course that's what we were talking about. Good point, bro!

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 22:50 UTC
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caver3d: Two cameras/lens? For a minute there I was hoping I could do stereo (3D) photography with it. Sigh...

I had that phone! HTC EVO 3D. Was kind of fun to view on the small screen, but the sensors were terrible quality back then.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 22:48 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: This will replace point & shoot cameras with 2x zoom and not cameras like the RX10 III with fast 25x 24-600mm eqiv F2.4-F4 zoom.

I think you win "absurd comparison of the day"

Good job!

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 22:47 UTC
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J A C S: How fast is the telephoto lens? And, again, f/1.8 means very little without knowing how large the sensor is (are, if they are different). Also, what is the aspect ratio of the sensor(s)?

So the 56mm lens has a 7x crop sensor. It won't be the best on absolute terms, but it will be a gazillion times better than the crummy digital zoom people rely on now.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 22:45 UTC
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